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Strategic Management Society Annual Conference: Munich Extension

Strategic Management Society Annual Conference: Munich Extension

New Perspectives on Strategic Human Capital: LMU Munich Extension of the Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Conference

September 15, 2016


The Strategic Human Capital (SHC) field attracts scholars from the strategy and human resource management areas, with disciplinary backgrounds in economics, psychology and sociology. This exciting Extension aimed at moving the field forward by advancing interdisciplinary perspectives and exploring novel methodologies and data sources. Panel discussions centered around issues like:

  • New perspectives on mobility and matching: How do firms combine internal and external labor markets to gain, motivate, and empower their talent?
  • Strategic Organization Design: How do firm structures and micro-level resources interact in the creation of firm value?
  • Systems and complementarities: How can interdisciplinary perspectives on HC systems, complementarities, and value creation be used to advance our view of SHC?
  • New research methods and data: Big data provide novel opportunities and challenges, and needs for new methodologies and data handling and gathering approaches


Deepak Somaya (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Ingo Weller (LMU Munich)


Scholarly panel: Russell Coff (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Barry Gerhart (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Constance Helfat (Dartmouth College), Phanish Puranam (INSEAD), Deepak Somaya (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Anthony Nyberg (University of South Carolina)

Practitioner panel: Andreas Dittes (Talentwunder), Jochen Fehringer and Kurt Servatius (Allianz SE)


The LMU Munich Extension was held at the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation, located within an annex at Munich’s historic Nymphenburg Palace.

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